Archive for March, 2005

Tomato chili

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Brr! I know it’s two weeks until the last frost date, but I put all myseedlings out to harden off anyway. They were more than a foot tall andgetting starved for light. This way, even if I have to bring them inagain, at least they will have gotten a few good days of honest,nutritive sunlight. […]

$40 worth of fun

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

As I wrote on my garden page, Iwent to Walmart yesterday (argh) to get a Festiva Maxima peony and endedup with $40 worth of everything but. Four hosta, four mixeddaylilies, four bearded iris, 25 lily-of-the-valley, 24 siberian irises,and three bleeding hearts. It was raining cats and dogs yesterday – and was miserably cold – so […]

Hurry hurry hurry!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Well there’s not a lot of time to write because Josh and I are about to head out the door – we’re going to Harper’s Ferry! Gonna get our hike on and then walk around the historic town… should be just awesome! That’s why I love this area – so much to do. Even if […]

Purple Grevy

Sunday, March 20th, 2005

So I don’t know why they named it “PresidentGrevy”, but we bought it… big double blooms, that blue-lilaccolor, and one of the most fragrant lilacs available! Of course one day it’ll bealso 12′ high and 10′ wide… but we’ll just let the next homeownersworry about that. >:) I’ve been doing nothing but puttering in my […]

I broked it!

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Broke ground, that is. I had forgotten what honestly hard WORK that is. I meant to get the entire garden broken and tilled … ha ha… I only managed to get the northwest quadrant done in like five hours of work. Of course I’m still getting over a horrible lung-racking cold I’ve had for two […]


Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

I got my bareroot dogwood from Michigan Bulb today. Poor little thing, it’s actually bigger than I thought it’d be, and looks healthy enough (I think), but it’s just such a skinny little twig with a bunch of roots on the bottom, it looks so sad. I’ve got it soaking in 1/2 water 1/2 potting […]

We did it!!!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

On Sunday, in New Orleans, I ran the full 26.2 miles of the MardiGras Marathon. But I couldn’t have done it without you – with yourhelp, I raised nearly $3,000 for AIDS research and outreach. My injury wasn’t completely healed, I guess, and really flared up duringthe run. I was badly tempted to turn in […]